American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Having been made greater or stronger: "Beefed-up sales efforts [by competitors] overwhelmed them” ( Wall Street Journal).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. made greater or stronger.
- adj. made greater or stronger
“The NDP champions higher corporate taxes, beefed-up pension benefits and increased health-care spending.”
“The beefed-up metrics are similar to the Bush-era quarterly evaluations for Iraq and Afghanistan currently used by the Pentagon to report security progress to Congress.”
“By dumping the Bush plan he lowers the Russian's angst, and continues to back a strong European defense posture using existing systems that are beefed-up.”
“This campaign of recurring air strikes and demonstrations continued for more than a decade.31 To support this open-ended quasi-war, beefed-up U.S. military contingents remained in the region, operating out of a network of bases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, and elsewhere.”
“And they have a plan for a beefed-up Medicare payments commission that, in theory, should allow reimbursement rates to be made in a more technically sound manner.”
“The carrier planned a public relations campaign highlighting more spacious seats, improved reading lights and beefed-up entertainment systems with upgraded screens and expanded video options.”
“Providing space and freedom for the prince and his friends would cost British taxpayers in excess of $2.5 million—most of that spent on installing bulletproof windows, panic rooms, new security cameras and surveillance devices, and of course a beefed-up force of armed guards stationed in a separate building right next door.”
“In the past, FAA officials also have publicly pledged to require beefed-up training for pilots.”
“James Dudley says his beefed-up team of more than 200 officers—complemented by an undisclosed number of new private security officers—will strictly enforce a ban on floats, drinking and unregistered participants by using fences along the racecourse and checkpoints.”
“Though Mr. Asmussen didn't get the economics portfolio, he scored a beefed-up post as head of the ECB's international division, giving him a central role in crisis talks.”
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